kaya publishes books of the asian pacific diaspora



Kaya Press is thrilled to be participating in the inaugural Little Tokyo Book Festival! The fair will highlight work from Asian American authors through panel discussions, book signings, and more. This exciting, brand new event will be hosted by the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, one of the largest cultural and ethnic arts centers in the country. […]



Join Kundiman and Kaya for their first-ever literary pub quiz celebrating writers of color! As part of the Brooklyn Book Festival Bookends series, the Asian American Arts Alliance will host us for a night of drinks and low-key competition in their Dumbo space. Winners will receive books from Kaya Press and by Kundiman Faculty and […]



Kaya Press is so excited to be back at the Blk Grrrl Book Fair for the second year in a row! This two-day innovative fair uses literature and art to combat sexism, classism, racism, and oppression of all forms. The fair will be located in Historic South-Central at CIELO Galleries/Studios, an inspiring space that fosters a community […]


On the afternoon of November 19th, Kaya Students for Independent Publishing and American Institute of Graphic Arts USC set up shop on the southwest side of campus. The venue–Parkside Performance Cafe–provided a cozy space for student-run organizations and indie creators to present their works. The turnout exceeded our expectations and led to plenty of sales, great […]


“The most consistent intelligent wide-ranging committed press I know – Kaya is an example of how to turn ‘small’ books into literary arrows that shoot straight and true into the heart of our culture and (of course) ourselves.”

— Junot Díaz